Ideally situated on the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston beckons tourists who want some fun in the sand and sun. The Galveston metropolitan area is large enough to offer a pleasing array of attractions and recreation to keep tourists happily busy.

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Motel 6-Galveston, TX
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

This attractive Hotel in Galveston, $45 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Grand Galvez Resort, Autograph Collection
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

This attractive Hotel in Galveston, $128 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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4.1
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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center
Garden · Pool · Air conditioner

Are you ready to indulge in a relaxing getaway? Our Resort in Galveston has everything you need for a rejuvenating stay. Treat yourself to Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center's exceptional amenities, such as Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry.

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1 Block to Beach, Free Pass for Beach Umbrella Chairs, Pet Friendly, HSWiFi, DTV
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

This House for $155 in Galveston, is perfect for your next (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Front Row Beach Home, Your Piece of Paradise
9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

House in Galveston, for $300 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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5.0
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BeachFront Condo - Seaside Sea-Esta - No Cleaning Fees!
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to Galveston, at $135 per night for your next great vacation.

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3 Night Special June 23-26!! OCEANFRONT!! The Enchanted Pearl!!
9 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 baths
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette
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This House in Galveston, is the right price for your (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) today!

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3 Night Special June 28–July1!! OCEANFRONT! The Enchanted Sea Star!
18 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking to create some memories in Galveston? Look no further than our House, 3 Night Special June 28–July1!! OCEANFRONT! The Enchanted Sea Star!. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Galveston travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Galveston vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Galveston, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What is the price range for rentals in Galveston?

Vacation rentals in Galveston have a price range between $39-$2,020. The average price for rentals in Galveston is $196 per night.

Where is Galveston, TX?

Galveston, TX is located on the Gulf Coast of Texas, about 50 miles south of Houston. It is the county seat of Galveston County and the second-largest city in the metropolitan area. The city is known for its beaches, historic architecture, and its vibrant culture, which includes a number of festivals, art galleries, and other attractions.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Galveston, TX?

Galveston, TX has many popular shopping destinations. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • The Strand Historic District
  • Moody Gardens
  • Pier 21

Each of these destinations offers a unique shopping experience, with something for everyone.

Is Galveston, TX safe to travel to?

Galveston, TX is generally safe to travel to, however, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Stay in well-lit areas at night

Overall, Galveston is a great place to visit, and following these safety tips can ensure you have a pleasant and safe experience.

What is the culture like in Galveston, TX?

The culture in Galveston, TX is a diverse mix of people who share a deep love of the city and its surrounding area. The city is known for its vibrant nightlife, great restaurants, and many historical sites and attractions. Here are five aspects of the culture in Galveston that make it so unique:

  • A Rich Local Music Scene
  • A Variety of Outdoor Activities
  • Vibrant Nightlife
  • Excellent Restaurants
  • Historical Sites and Attractions

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Galveston, TX?

Galveston, TX is a popular tourist destination, and offers a variety of affordable accommodation options:

  • Hotels & Motels – Budget hotels and motels are located near the city’s beaches and attractions.
  • Vacation Rentals – Vacation rental companies offer a variety of fully-equipped condos, homes, and apartments.
  • Campgrounds – Galveston County Parks offers several campgrounds with RV sites and cabins.
  • Bed & Breakfasts – Bed and breakfasts provide a unique lodging experience in historic Galveston homes.

No matter your budget, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay in Galveston, TX.

How can I get around in Galveston, TX?

You can get around Galveston, TX by:

  • Using a personal car or rental car
  • Using public transportation services such as the Galveston Island Transit
  • Walking or biking along the Seawall or along other trails

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Galveston, TX?

Galveston, TX is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are some must-visit tourist attractions in Galveston:

  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
  • Moody Gardens
  • The Strand Historic District
  • Galveston Island State Park

Whether you're looking for a relaxing stroll along the beach, a fun-filled day at the amusement park, or a unique shopping experience, Galveston has something for everyone.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Galveston, TX?

The most popular vacation rental amenities in Galveston, TX include:

  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Spacious living areas
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • High-speed internet access
  • On-site laundry facilities

Many vacation rental properties in Galveston also feature beachfront access, making it easy for visitors to enjoy the famous Galveston beaches. Other amenities include private pools, hot tubs, and parking spaces. Many properties also include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and access to streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Galveston, TX?

  • Moody Gardens: Located on the southwest end of the island, Moody Gardens offer a variety of attractions, including a rainforest pyramid, an aquarium, and a 3D theater.
  • The Strand: This 19th-century commercial district is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and historic buildings, making it a great place to explore.
  • Seawall Boulevard: This 10-mile stretch of beachfront is the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.

What are the different neighborhoods and districts in Galveston?

  • Beachtown: This relatively new subdivision in Galveston seems to offer something for everyone. Wander easily through the quaint streets of this neighborhood with many opportunities to divert out to the beach
  • - East End Historical District: Those looking to dive into some history and culture will find this and more in the East End Historical District. Spanning 50 blocks, this neighborhood has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
  • - Sunny Beach: Aptly named, Sunny Beach was the first beachfront subdivision in the city. With many public beaches and beachfront homes, this neighborhood is a popular tourist spot.

What are the top things to do in Galveston, TX?

Galveston, TX is a great destination for a weekend getaway. Here are some of the top things to do in this beautiful city:

  • Visit the Galveston Seawall and take a stroll along the beach
  • Explore the Moody Gardens and the Rainforest Pyramid
  • Visit the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
  • Take a ride on the Galveston Railroad Museum
Galveston is full of fun activities and attractions, so you're sure to have a great time!

What do I need to know before visiting Galveston, TX?

Before visiting Galveston, TX, it is important to know the following:

  • The weather in Galveston is hot and humid in the summer and mild in the winter.
  • Galveston is a popular tourist destination, so it is important to plan ahead and book accommodations in advance.
  • Galveston has many attractions, including beaches, museums, and historical sites.

It is also important to check the local laws and regulations before visiting, as they may differ from other areas of the state or country.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Galveston?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air conditioner

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